Welcome to Author Interview Thursday hosted by the Never Too Old for YA and NA Books group on Goodreads.
Today we welcome Cesya MaRae Cuono!
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer or did you want to be something else?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher. It’s kind of funny because because over time it changed and then in college I found myself teaching people who were going for their GED. I remember this one girl telling me I should be a teacher and I just laughed because I was in school for business administration.
How long does it take you to write a book from start to finish?
With book two in the Elemental series it took me a little over a year to finish. Book one took me nine months.
What was the hardest thing about writing a book?
For me it was story flow. My mind jumps around a lot and I noticed the characters’ did as well.
How many books have you written so far? Do you have a favorite?
I’ve written two books. My favorite would have to be the second book in the Elemental series.
Do you have a favorite character?
I don’t have one favorite, but rather two. Ady and Emery. They’re the main character’s best friends and the banter between both of them is hysterical.
Where do you write?
I write in my bedroom on my bed which is weird because I have a desk in my room. I tried sitting there once and all I did was stare out the window. Needless to say I didn’t get any writing done that day.
Have you gotten feedback from family about your book(s)? What do they think?
My aunt called me up the second she finished Elemental Reality and was convinced Faeries were real. She even asked me when the second book was coming out and that was back when ER was first released!
What kinds of things do you like to do outside of writing?
Reading. I love it! My goal is to have a library in my house. With the amount of books I currently have I think I’m halfway there. I also enjoy going to the movies, hanging out with friends, walking aimlessly around Barnes & Noble, or just going to Starbucks for a coffee.
Do you have any go to people when writing a book that help you with your story lines as well as editing, beta reading and such?
Most definitely! They’re amazing people and I love them for everything they’ve helped me with so far.
Are you working on anything now?
I am currently working on Rebirth (Elemental #3) and two secret projects I can’t discuss yet.
Thanks so much for being here today, Cesya. It was great having you!Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Alvernia University where she majored in Business Administration and also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her websites. Any book inquiries please contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org